Aging

News Article: Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Penn State has released a news article, “Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA,” announcing it’s funding award to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. “With the funding support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), researchers from the College of Nursing in collaboration with the College of …

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American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Source: American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation The American Hospital Association (AHA) will be running an Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community starting in September 2019. Health systems interested in improving care for older adults at their organization can learn how you can implement the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly care, …

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Consensus statement of the international summit on intellectual disability and Dementia related to post-diagnostic support

Karen Dodd, Karen Watchman, Matthew P. Janicki, Antonia Coppus, Claudia Gaertner, Juan Fortea, Flavia H. Santosi, Seth M. Keller, and Andre Strydom Aging & Mental Health, 22:11, 1406-1415.  DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1373065 ABSTRACT Objectives: Post diagnostic support (PDS) has varied definitions within mainstream dementia services and different health and social care organizations, encompassing a range of supports that are offered …

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National Council for Aging Care’s Comprehensive Guide on Exercising for Seniors

Comprehensive Guide on Exercising for Seniors When people think about their later years, they usually imagine a life freed from work or career commitments. They hope, too, that this new freedom will allow them to give their full attention to family, friends, and the activities they feel most passionate about. Making this dream a reality, …

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Congressional Testimony on Aging – Tamar Heller

Tamar Heller, RRTCDD director, gave testimony before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on October 25, 2017. Her testimony addressed a number of issues facing older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including changes in health and health promotion, support for family caregivers, and retirement options. Download Full Testimony. For a video of …

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Medication and supplement use in older people with and without intellectual disability: An observational, cross-sectional study

1 Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 3 IDS-TILDA School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 4 Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 5 School of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, …

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How to Make Healthcare Accessible for All

Source: University of Washington, Healthy Aging RRTC Healthcare access is important for all individuals, especially for people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities don’t always receive the healthcare they need. Several barriers can make it harder for them to access critical healthcare services or build optimal working relationships with their providers. Fortunately, by being aware of …

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Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia

Rafat Hussain , Matthew P. Janicki , Marie Knox, Stuart Wark & Trevor Parmenter (2017): Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia, Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1326589 Source: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability ABSTRACT Aims: Life …

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Plan Your Lifespan

Source: http://www.planyourlifespan.org People are living longer. Are you prepared to turn 80, 90, or 100? This website will help you plan for health events such as hospitalizations, falls, and memory loss that may happen as people get older. This planning differs from end of life care and wills. Do you know… What your rehabilitation options are …

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Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Download Presentation (PDF): Social Support Networks of Aging Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Play Recording Presented by: Lieke van Heumen, PhD This webinar will discuss emerging research and practice in supporting social networks of adults aging with intellectual disabilities. After a brief introduction on aging in this population, the webinar will discuss the role of social relations …

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